Our team has responded to a call from the City of Boston to get urban female youth more actively engaged in and have equal access to sport programming. By following our global mission of educating and inspiring at-risk youth through basketball, we have partnered with five Boston Public and Charter schools and launched Getting Girls in the Game, a free sport-for-development program open to all Boston inner city girls. G3 is currently enrolling approximately 75 public middle and junior high school girls between the ages of 10-15 at three of the city's public charter schools and youth centers. In proud partnership with the Boston Police Department.
The primary goal of G3 Boston is to provide a safe, supportive, sport-based response to barriers in girls' health, self-esteem, and access to regularly scheduled physical activity. G3 also provides a very important on-court solution to improving race relations between low-income inner city youth and local police officers.
We accomplish our goals by achieving the following four objectives:
In partnership with the Boston Police Department, Shooting Touch looks forward to rolling out the following:
Shooting Touch Classic - 1/1/17-1/2/17 - at Tufts University - proceeds go to G3
G3 goes to the Garden - 1//6/17 - the girls will go watch the Celtics take on the 76ers
G3 Parent Social - 1/9/17 - at the Epiphany School, Dorchester, from 6:30pm-7:45
G3 Home Check Ins - 2/11/17-2/28/17
G3 Spring Lesson and League Play: 3/7/17- 6/20/17 - Tuesdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 3-5pm, The Epiphany School, Dorchester
Celtics 50/50 Raffle - 4/10/17 - G3 girls and coaches will sell raffle tickets with half of the proceeds going to G3
G3 Summer Tip Off - 6/23/17-6/24/17 - 3 v 3 Tournament for G3 girls and local AAU players
G3 Free Summer Clinic: 6/26/17-6/30/17
Shooting Touch Kids Camp with Coach Bob Hurley - 7/17/17-7/20/17 - Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury
Back to School Summer Clinic - August, 2017 - Wainwright Park, Dorchester
Fall Programming - September through November 2017 - Epiphany School, Dorchester
Bob Hurley has won his teams over 1000 games, including 26 state and 4 national championships throughout his 50 year career. He has been the head coach at St. Anthony's for 50 years. As one of the most celebrated teachers of the game, Coach Hurley was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in August 2010, as only the third high school coach to ever be inducted!
After last year's success, this is Coach Hurley's 10th time headlining a youth clinic in New England! EVERY ONE of Coach Hurley's camps have SOLD OUT.
Where: Roxbury Latin School | 101 St. Theresa Avenue | West Roxbury, MA 02132
When: July 17th -July 20th, 2017
Cost: $75 OFF original $399 thru May 1st!
Some of our special guest speakers include:
Over the past 4 years, Shooting Touch has raised enough funding to provide over 250 scholarships for Boston's inner city youth to attend our annual, week long kids camp with Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley each July.
The response for this opportunity is amazing and our staff continues to be inspired each year by the smiles and passion we have seen in return. In order to be eligible, each player must come from a gross household income of $50,000 or less. Each player must also write a hand written letter as to why they think they deserve the opportunity and describe how the sport of basketball has influenced their young lives.
With generous donors and persistent fundraising efforts, we hope to continue to provide our city's youth with this great opportunity. For one week in July, every child at our camp is on the same playing field, all having fun and working together to become better basketball players on and off the court.